Uncovering Decaying Supply Chain Links with IOT Asset Monitoring by Supreet Oberoi

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A Tale of Two Wines
I’ve spent most my life in the Bay area. The weather is mild, and the traffic not. Over time, I’ve become fond of a particular French wine sold in a chain grocery store. The wine had good character and depth, but its price initially made me think I’d be drinking vinegar! So, when I had to relocate to (hot! hot!) Arizona for two years, I found the same chain grocery store to buy my wine. Everything inside the store was arranged in exactly the same way as in California.  More surprising, they had all the same products, including perishables, as in my California store. And there it was — my favorite cheap wine! I thanked the supply chain gods for making this happen.

I took my wine to the corporate housing, feeling very much like I was home. I opened the bottle and let the wine breathe. First sip… it tasted not just like vinegar, but bad vinegar! Second sip… still the same. I went back and got another bottle… same taste. Obviously, somewhere during the transit of the cargo, this delicate, cheap wine was exposed to the hostile Arizona heat for too long. That killed it. I was so disappointed.
So what does this really have to do with the supply chain process you ask?

Decayed Links in the Supply Chain Process

When we started doing IoT development at Oracle, one of the most common customer concerns was reducing theft and waste in the transport of perishable goods (for example, groceries, poultry) and semi-perishable goods (such as wine). Though we offer the best practices to tune your supply chain logistics to reduce your hazards when moving your perishable goods, we realized many risks still weren’t being  addressed.

Risk 1: Asset Is Missing

What do we mean by assets? An asset may be a keg waiting to be loaded in a yard, or it could be an excavator, a loader, lathe, drill, blood infusion pump, or a patient bed. Assets could be goods moving through the supply chain system, or a tool enabling the movement of those goods. Some of us sheltered within our software world don’t ever consider the loss of physical assets – it takes us by surprise. How can an asset get lost? Read the complete article here.

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Service Bus: Pipeline alerts in Splunk using SNMP traps by Maarten Smeets

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Oracle Service Bus provides a reporting activity called Alert. The OSB pipeline alerts use a persistent store. This store is file based. Changing the persistent store to JDBC based, does not cause pipeline alerts to be stored in a database instead of on disk. When the persistent store on disk becomes large, opening pipeline alerts in the Enterprise Manager (12c) or Service Bus console (11g) can suffer from poor performance. If you put an archive setting on pipeline alerts (see here), the space from the persistent store on disk is not reduced when alerts get deleted. You can compact the store to reduce space (see here), but this requires the store to be offline and this might require shutting down the Service Bus. This can be cumbersome to do often and is not good for your availability.

If you do not want to use the EM / SB console or have the issues with the filestore, there is an alternative. Pipeline alerts can produce SNMP traps. SNMP traps can be forwarded by a WebLogic SNMP Agent to an SNMP Manager. This manager can store the SNMP traps in a file and Splunk can monitor the file. Splunk makes searching alerts and visualizing them easy. In this blog I will describe the steps needed to get a minimal setup with SNMP traps going and how to see the pipeline alerts in Splunk. Read the complete article here.

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PaaS Customer Success Presentation

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At the WebLogic Community Workspace (WebLogic Community membership required) we published the latest Live Customer Success Stories Deck January 2017.pptx

Additional PaaS Customer reference videos shot at Oracle OpenWorld 2016. Listed alphabetically by customer: AAR Corp, Ambev & Softbank, Asahi Refining, Asahi Refining, CIMA, Club Corp, Club CorpCredilink, Dubai Airports , Dubai Airports, EMO Trans, Grant Thornton, HCL, IDEA Cellular, Macy’s, Macy’s & Manchester Airports, Μanheim, McGraw Hills, Motorola Solutions, National Pharmacies, National Pharmacies, Omni Financeiras, Pernod Ricard, Pernod Ricard, Radio Shack, Radio Shack, Safexpress, Safexpress, Smart, State of Maine, State of Maine, Stitch Fix, SuiteBox, The Factory, Trek BicyclesWiggle, WindRiver

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DevCamp 2017: How much cost the Oracle Cloud? by Timo Hahn

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February 7th, I attended the DOAG Dev Camp 2017 in Hannover, Germany. The DevCamp is held in a ‘Bar Camp’ format, meaning that everybody can bring proposals for sessions at the day the bar camp takes place. The proposals are rated at the beginning and the auditorium can decide if they want to discuss the proposal or not.

I pitched a session on the ‘Cost of the Oracle Cloud’ which was accepted by the other attendees. At the begin of the week (around 5th of February) Oracle changed the pricing of the Oracle Cloud Trials. Before this week you could get a trail which lasted one month, now you get a credit of 300$ which you can spend on Oracles Cloud offerings in one month. Once the 300$ are gone or the month is over you get a mail asking if you like to continue to use the cloud services which are then charged on your credit card. Yes, you have to give a valid credit card if you sign up for a trail. The card is not charged until you say so, accepting the continuation of the services.

Gone are the time when you could request another trail account using a different mail address (not that anybody did such a bad thing).

Anyway, I stumbled over this change when I look at the cloud.oracle.com page in preparation of the session I planned for the DevCamp.

Well, you see that you get 300$ to spend on the cloud trail, but not how much a specific trail costs. From my experience with the cloud I know that you need DB Cloud, Storage Cloud, Compute Cloud and Java Cloud to get a Java Development environment for ADF in the cloud. Are the 300$ enough to get all those services for a decent amount of time? Read the complete article here.

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Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Implementation Specialists Bootcamps

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In February, March and April we offer free on-demand WebLogic Suite 12c Bootcamps. For details and registration please visit the training calendar (Community membership required)

  • TOD period: 06Mar-31Mar 17
  • Lab format: Cloud Hosted 06Mar-31Mar 17
  • Priority registration closes: 30 Jan 17
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Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Implementation Specialists Boot Camp

  • TOD period: 03Apr-28Apr17
  • Lab format: Cloud Hosted 03Apr-28Apr17
  • Priority registration closes: 30 Jan 17
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For additional training please visit the training calendar here.

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Red Summer School is on! – run a PaaS workshop for your university!

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Want to recruit new employees? Want to try PaaS? Run a Summer School training like Link Consulting.

Link Consulting’s Red Summer School on Oracle technologies on the Cloud is on! Teams Alfa, Beta and Delta have been working hard, mentored by our BPM and ECM business manager, Oracle ACE Associate and founder of Red Mavericks, José Rodrigues.

Earlier on this week they learnt the concept of REST APIs using Postman and SoapUI and testing interaction with Twitter API.

They then started working on Database Cloud Service, creating the data model that supports the voting application they’ve started working on today (that allows people to choose the artists that will be performing at a given event – cool, right?) and displaying the REST services on the transactions of these data.

During the last couple of days José introduced students to Oracle ICS and PCS. They built integration between Custom REST API and Gmail API and also with Twitter, this time based on Oracle ICS, and created a simple business process for car loan approvals.

José is satisfied with his students’ motivation: “The students are experimenting these platforms for the first time and really seem to enjoy what they’re doing. At the moment they are starting to connect the pieces and are truly enthusiastic about it.”

You go, teams! It’s been a close race so far. Who will win it? Read the complete article here.

Interested to run a Summer School for your university or customer? Feel free to contact myself.

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Oracle Microservices Platform Partner Webcast – tomorrow October 25th 2016 16.00 CET

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Attend our October edition of the SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast live on October 25th 2016 at 16:00 CET.

Microservices architectures, lightweight and script-based applications, and cloud-native application development join the ranks of agile methodology to build better software faster.

Develop cloud native, 12-factor style applications on a modern polyglot platform with Java SE, PHP, Node.js and more.image

Mike Lehmann

Vice President Product Management, Oracle Cooperation

Visit the registration page here.

Call ID: 4070776 Call Passcode: 333111

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Schedule:

October 25th 2016 at 16:00-17:00 CET

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Missed our SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast? – watch the on-demand versions:

· Oracle OpenWorld 2016 update September 27th 2016

· API Cloud Platform Service August 30th 2016

· BPM Suite & PCS Update July 26th 2016

· Integration Cloud Service June 28th 2016

· Sales Plays Webcast June 9th 2016

· Real-Time Integration Business Insight May 31st 2016

· Integration Strategy sales and marketing campaign update

· Microservices

· Stream Explorer

· Process Cloud Service V2

· SOA Suite 12.2.1

· Oracle OpenWorld 2015 update

· SOA & API Cloud Service

· Solutions Catalog & Cloud Marketplace

· GSE demo systems

· Hybrid sales plays

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Conference Program Fusion Middleware & PaaS Partner Community Forum 2016

imageAt our SOA & BPM Partner Community Workspace http://tinyurl.com/SOAworkspace (Community membership required) the Conference Guide for the Fusion Middleware & PaaS Partner Community Forum 2016 is available.

For your mobile & tabled devices the Conference Guide app is available.

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Conference details are posted in the Oracle Events 16 App for Android and iOS. To get access to the Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forum Apps please:

· Make sure you downloaded the app "Oracle Events 16"

· Click on EventID

· Input “mpcf” in  the box

· Click download

Good trip to Valencia & enjoy reading!

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Hands-On Middleware & Java Learning free of charge – November 26th 2014

Great news! You don’t have to leave your office – you can join us from the convenience of your desk. Register, for free, to hear from Oracle ACEs, Java Champions, and Oracle product experts as they share their insight and experience on how to solve today’s IT challenges. This online event, brought to you by the Oracle Technology Network (OTN), offers four technical tracks, each with a unique focus on specific tools, technologies, and tips:

  • The Virtual Technology SummitThe Middleware Track
    This track is all about Mobility and has two focus areas—mobile application development and mobile architecture. Participants will learn how to:

    • Use essential tools, technologies and architectures for developing a successful mobile solution. Products covered will include the Oracle Mobile Application Framework, Oracle Mobile Suite, Oracle JDeveloper, Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse, Oracle SOA Suite, and Oracle Service Bus.
  • The Java Track
    Java continues to offer more functionality. How can you keep up? Java developers can experience code-laden training on how to:

    • Implement solutions using the latest Java EE features
    • Use lambdas and the new streams library API
    • Tune your Java applications for high performance

View the full agenda, abstracts, and participation instructions.
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